Two-handed rods are synonymous with Spey casting. Some anglers come to embrace Spey casting for its seemingly effortless delivery, some for its romance and grace; whatever your draw there’s no denying the amazing utility of these rods in a wide variety of fishing situations.
Steelhead and Spey flies on the Thompson? Got it. Tongariro River browns and big sculpins? Check. Stripers eating Clousers in the surf? You bet. Two-handers aren’t just for Atlantic salmon anymore, and our rods do it all.
And they do it well.
We design rods with wide grain windows (chart), forgiving actions and loads of feel. Feel might seem like an esoteric thing, but it’s the tactile expression of the soul of a rod. Rods with feel enhance an anglers performance and enjoyment, and those things aren’t just the domain of guides or instructors. Talk to us about these rods and you may hear us describe them as having “grunt”, or “whump” or “hooahh”. That’s the Burkie feel, and you’ll feel it too.
Each rod is made to order so expect a 9-12 week wait for your new rod, excluding shipping times. One of a kind, one at a time, hand crafted to order, just for you. You are also very welcome to trick out your new rod from this list of options. Just drop us a note when you check out so that we know exactly what you'd like. Listed below are some of our favorite models made in Washougal, Washington. Please feel free to give us a call or drop us a note should we have a model that you want that is not listed here.